Meet Our Team

Adrian Salazar, DO

Interventional Pain Management

Adrian Salazar, DO

Professional Biography


Baker University, Bachelor of Science, 2007

Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, 2012

National Capital Consortium, Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, Internship in Family Medicine, 2013

Geisinger Medical Center, Residency in Anesthesiology, 2020

Allegany Health Network. Fellowship in Interventional Pain, 2021

Volunteer/Leadership/Published Works

  • “Medically Challenging Case of Poliomyelitis Induced Scoliosis with Spinal Fusion, Post-Polio Syndrome and Failed Back Syndrome,” ASRA World Congress, New York, NY, April 20, 2018
  • “Medically Challenging case of an Awake Craniotomy in a Child with a Brain Tumor and Large Neurofibroma Mediastinal Mass,” ASA, San Francisco California, October 14, 2018
  • Peer Review, Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia, “Intraoperative red blood cell transfusion and mortality after cardiac surgery,” November 2018
  • Primary Care Mission Trip to Haiti, 2012
  • Score One for Health, 2008-2010
  • Kansas City Free Health Clinic, 2009
  • Emerson Elementary School, 2008-2009

Activities and Organizations

  • American Society of Anesthesiology
  • American Osteopathic Association
  • Society of Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology
  • Spine Intervention Society
  • United States Army, Flight Surgeon 2013-2017
  • United States Army-General Medical Officer-2013

Advanced Training/Specialties/Interviews/Awards

  • Army Commendation Medal, 2015
  • Mildred Hunt Riddle Scholarship, Baker University, 2007
  • Sigma Zeta Honor Society, Baker University, 2007
  • Men’s Soccer Scholarship, Baker University, 2003-2007

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Lee’s Summit, MO
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Sharon R
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